1.) The magazine was a little late to the party. I would’ve thought the 1968 assassinations, the 1968 Democratic Convention Riots, the 1969 Altamont Free Concert violence, the murders of Black Party Panther members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, the murders of Sharon Tate and Charles LaBianca, and the opening of Long John Silver’s restaurants might’ve triggered a declaration before July 6, 1970.
2.) I’m only kidding about Long John Silver restaurants. I’ve never eaten there. They are probably better than Captain D’s.
3.) The Spirit of ’70 became the Spirit of ’71, Spirit of ’72, Spirit of ’73 and so on. We had a lot of spirit in the ’70s. We ate a lot in the ’80s, which could explain America’s obesity problem.
4.) If they thought America was in crisis in 1970, wonder what they thought about Watergate, Ford’s pardon, inflation and the entire Carter presidency.